The winter months are tough on horses, so make some changes to their feed to help them cope, recommends Alli Kelley. She discusses the conditions where diet changes are warranted for winter:
- Changes In workload
- The hard keeper
- New to the cold
Source: HorseChannel.com, November 18, 2016.
Kelley makes these statements about her 3 reasons:
- The type of work our horses do during summer can be very different than the work they do during the winter.
- If you have a horse that struggles to maintain good weight in weather that’s not stressful, it’s going to be even more important to prepare for winter.
- Horses are very adaptable, but dealing with weather that’s more severe than they are used to can be stressful.